Nobody’s ever told me, ‘I have too much money for marketing’

By Francis Moran With the possible exception of a client vying for a huge defence procurement project in the late 1980s, an undertaking for which money certainly seemed to be no object, I’m

Published on: November 28th, 2012 Francis Moran

Outsource IT or fall behind, Australian telco says

Telstra chief technology officer, Hugh Bradlow, has called on businesses to outsource their core ICT functions to specialized companies, including Cloud operators, in order to get with the 21st century."The way that we

Published on: April 18th, 2011 James Hutchinson

Firms using “virtual” office assistants worldwide to get the job done

When Darlene Lee found herself overburdened with menial tasks -- with an unhelpful admin assistant in her employ -- she sought out her saviour in Jerusalem, Israel.But it's not what you think. A

Published on: February 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Lean, mean, results-driven teams – the changing face of IT

One thing's certain. IT departments that suffered through the last downturn have learned their lesson. Today, they're still lean and mean relative to their companies' other departments. So if the ax falls, it's

Published on: May 30th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Expert tips on how to negotiate your way to success

Sitting down at the negotiating table to hammer out final details of an outsourcing contract is important to fulfill the needs of both client and the vendor, experts say.Having a healthy negotiation process

Published on: May 15th, 2008 Brian Jackson

HP to scoop up EDS for more than $13.9 billion

HP said Tuesday morning that it has signed a deal to acquire IT outsourcer EDS for US$13.9 billion, or $25.00 per share.The deal has been approved by both companies' boards of directors, and

Published on: May 14th, 2008 Agam Shah and Peter Sayer

Reuters outsources global IT ops to Fujitsu

News and financial services company Reuters will outsource almost its entire internal IT operations to Fujitsu Ltd. under a 10-year deal valued at £500 million (US$1 billion).Reuters will transfer more than 300 staff

Published on: August 17th, 2007 Jeremy Kirk and Martyn Williams